2014 McDonald's Houston Children's Festival


This weekend was jam packed full of fun!  One of the highlights of our busy weekend was the McDonald's Houston Children's Festival benefiting Child Advocates, Inc.  I was lucky enough to receive free tickets in exchange for blogging about our experience(and of course, all opinions are my own) , but we still would've gone to the festival.  This is the largest children's festival in the United States and is rated as one of the world's 300 must-see events by Fromer's Travel Guides.  And it was awesome.  I already can't wait for next year's.

City Hall and the Circus area
We planned on getting to the festival early, but Jack took an unusually long nap that day (probably from all of the other crazy stuff we did this weekend), and we ended up arriving around 2 pm.  I was worried about finding parking that late in the day, especially in downtown Houston, but we were able to park in the Theatre District parking right across the street.  Win!


The festival was packed and much, much larger than I expected (even after looking at the map and passing on all the info to my readers, I was still surprised at how huge the festival was).  Somehow 7 stages, 11 adventure zones, and over 300 activities listed on paper didn't translate into how massive this festival actually was, live and in person.  We managed to see most of the festival, but unwittingly missed the huge toddler zone that would've been perfect for Jack (guess I should've consulted the map - duh!), but he still had a blast.  My favorite zones were the science zone and the circus zone.

Science!






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Jack gets a bandage for a fake boo-boo

Giant Shoe Car!

Hmmmm, what's this?!?

Volcano!!!
At the end of the day, we were completely worn out, but in the best way possible.  We saw some cool stuff, ate some yummy food, and learned some new things.  What more can you ask for?

If you're interested in more information about the Houston Children's Festival, you can like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and if you want to know more about Child Advocates, Inc., you can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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